News De Blasio: GOP debate too painful to sit through New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, pictured on Sept. 16, 2015, says he couldn't bear to watch Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Andrew Burton By MATTHEW CHAYES email@example.com Updated September 18, 2015 12:24 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he couldn't bear to watch Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate because "I have only so much pain tolerance." Speaking to a morning news show on WNYC public radio Friday, the city's Democratic mayor s said he caught excerpts of the three-hours-long faceoff on CNN and didn't like what he saw. "I don't watch those whole debates but of course I watched the clips afterwards," he said. He singled out former HP chief executive Carly Fiorina for her threat to defund Planned Parenthood, a health care and abortion provider, as "wrong on every level." "Women all over this county will reject her and any other Republican who tries to stand in the way of women getting the health care they need," de Blasio said. He also criticized the candidates for their aggressive stances on illegal immigration. "The Republican candidates are outdoing themselves trying to attack immigrants and attack basically what made this country great. I do not think that's going to help them in the election next year." De Blasio, who was Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign manager for her successful 2000 bid for the U.S. senate, has yet to endorse a Democrat for the race, saying he wants to hear more about their plans on income inequality before giving his nod. By MATTHEW CHAYES firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic Dante goes to college and more de Blasio family photosDante de Blasio is off to Yale. Trump defends treatment of Jorge Ramos: 'I'm not a bully'Ramos was removed by Trump security after he asked a question out of turn. Trump calls Kelly 'bimbo' in new rant; Fox CEO wants apology"The bimbo back in town," Trump tweeted. Trump, Christie, Paul provide fireworks in debateDonald Trump got laughs and some boos, Rand Paul was the most aggressive and Chris Christie tried to out-Trump Trump in the first debate among Republican presidential candidates here Thursday night. Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.